Thais not giggling over Lady Gaga

Contributed By Roy Denish

Lady Gaga would have thought it is amusing, but Thai citizens are not laughing. Instead they are fuming over her tweets calling the Thai fans “monsters.”

She didn’t stop short, and she tweeted “I am on my way to buy fake Rolex watches.” Lately, the “weird-out-fitter” has been involved in controversies. Her concerts in Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea may be canceled.

The singer made the comment to her 24 million Twitter followers, sparking an online uproar Thursday as some Thai fans called it offensive, insulting and bad for the country’s image.

It’s the latest publicity-making turn of events as “The Born This Way Ball” travels through Asia. Lady Gaga’s provocative lyrics and costumes have angered Catholic groups in South Korea and the Philippines and Islamists in Indonesia where the show may be banned.

Now she is stirring nationalist fervor in Thailand, where people often get upset when the country’s seedy underworld is highlighted by outsiders. Lady Gaga posted her comment after arriving Wednesday in Bangkok ahead of Friday’s show.

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